The words fabric and cloth are used in textile assembly trades (such as tailoring and dressmaking) as synonyms for textile. However, there are subtle differences in these terms in specialized usage. Textile refers to any material made of interlacing fibres. Fabric refers to any material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods (garments, etc.). Cloth may be used synonymously with fabric but often refers to a finished piece of fabric used for a specific purpose (e.g., table cloth).
The word 'textile' is from Latin, from the adjective textilis, meaning 'woven', from textus, the past participle of the verb texere, 'to weave'.
A new kind of fiber developed by researchers at MIT and in Sweden can be made into clothing that senses how much it is being stretched or compressed, and then provides immediate tactile feedback in the form of pressure, lateral stretch, or vibration ... From a report ... The fibers [are] dubbed OmniFibers [...] ... Read more of this story at Slashdot. .
Pakistan’s non-textile exports grew 23.4 per cent year-on-year to $2.48 billion in the first quarter of current fiscal year owing to partial revival of international orders and the government’s support schemes. Overall growth in the non-textile sector is mainly led by the value-added sectors.
The TUFS, the earliest version of the ATUFS, was introduced in 1999 to make available funds to the textile industry for upgrading technology at existing units as well as for setting up new ones with state-of-the-art facilities ... .
The value-added textile sector has demanded an immediate ban on cotton yarn export and total elimination of the regulatory duty on import of raw material. FAISALABAD, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 18th Oct, 2021 ) .The value-added textile sector has demanded an immediate ban ...
A new special textile production zone of 400 acres capable of bringing economic and social benefits to the country was approved by the Committee on Public Finance chaired by Hon ... Attygalle said that the zone was targeted at local and foreign textile manufacturers, not for the purpose of establishing garment factories.
The Textile Ministry has proposed a grading ... “The PLI scheme for the technical textiles and MMF (man made fibre) segment has been notified but the guidelines are important, as they map out all the nuts and bolts of the scheme that the industry needs to be aware of before applying.
Pakistan’s textile and clothing exports posted impressive growth in the first quarter of this year, increasing by 27.41 per cent to $4.42 billion compared to $3.46bn over the year, data released by the PakistanBureau of Statistics (PBS) showed on Saturday ... The demand for textiles ...